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  • The Founders and the Classics: Greece, Rome, and the American Enlightenment
  • Carl J. Richard
  • English
  • 15 September 2020
  • 9780674314269

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Review ☆ The Founders and the Classics: Greece, Rome, and the American Enlightenment E their understanding of virtue and their sense of identity and purpose within a grand universal scheme At the same time we learn how the classics inspired obsessive fear of conspiracies against liberty which poisoned relations between Federalists and RepublicansThe shrewd ancients who molded Western civilization still have much to teach us Richard suggests His account of the critical role they played in shaping our nation and our lives provides a valuable lesson in the transcendent power of the classic. Oh man Reading this book was TORTURE It was a gift for entering the Honors Program at Roger Williams University a book we d have to read for one of our special honors classes in our first

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Review ☆ The Founders and the Classics: Greece, Rome, and the American Enlightenment Is our Greek and Roman heritage merely allusive and illusory Or were our founders and so our republican beginnings truly steeped in the stuff of antiuity So far largely a matter of generalization and speculation the influence of Greek and Roman authors on our American forefathers finally becomes clear in this fascinating book the first comprehensive study of the founders' classical readingCarl J Richard begins by examining how eighteenth century social institutions in general and the educational system. Interesting book Richard discusses in depth how the ancients Greeks Romansinfluneced the founding generations Somewhat difficult to describe the differnt topics of the book but it definitl

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Review ☆ The Founders and the Classics: Greece, Rome, and the American Enlightenment In particular conditioned the founders to venerate the classics He then explores the founders' various uses of classical symbolism models antimodels mixed government theory pastoralism and philosophy revealing in detail the formative influence exerted by the classics both directly and through the mediation of Whig and American perspectives In this analysis we see how the classics not only supplied the principal basis for the US Constitution but also contributed to the founders' conception of human natur. I ll add a caveat to my five star rating and do so with an anecdote I placed this book in the backseat of my car one weekend and my 8 year old started reading it She then asked a number